The Who Dares Wins star was appointed the Chief Cadet of the Volunteer Cadet Corps, which is a youth organisation affiliated to the Royal Navy, last November. However sources indicate he has decided to step down from the role due to bosses at the organisation reportedly being unhappy over his tweet.
Ant Middleton never thought he would be given such a difficult choice ‘But he has decided to take matters into his own hands and step down. He’s gutted.’
In the controversial tweet about the anti-racism protests, Ant wrote: ‘The extreme left against the extreme right. When did two wrongs make a right. ‘It was only a matter of time. BLM and EDL are not welcome on our streets, absolute scum.
‘What a great example you are to your future generation. Bravo.’ He later offered an apology and insisted he was not racist, stating: ‘I’d just like to clarify a tweet I’d put out at the weekend and deleted straight away once I’d re-read it and realised that it could cause offence. ‘I put out a tweet or retweeted a video of the violence, the terror and chaos that was happening on the streets of London.
‘Within that tweet I mentioned the BLM and EDL and the word “scum”. At no point was I calling the BLM scum and comparing the two organisations. I want to make that really, really clear. The word scum was used to describe the people in the video that were violent, that were causing terror on the streets of London and setting a bad example for our future generations.’
He went on: ‘I was angry and put that tweet out to say that that was unacceptable. For those of you who know me, I am a people’s person, I love people, I’m anti-racist and I’m anti-violence having seen what violence does to people and cities and countries. ‘So I apologise if my tweet came across as offensive, I never meant for that. I’m here to push positive change.’